Clark's Restaurant, Scarborough, UK

4.7
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187 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Established in 2016 Clarks Restaurant was awarded 1 AA Rosette for culinary excellence within 2 years of opening and North Yorkshire’s Best Restaurant voted by England’s Business Awards
Clark’s serves local produced carefully sourced from North Yorkshire with a focus on locally caught fresh lobsters.
British Tapas dishes in a modern style as a starter, Big Main Courses & Afters.
British Tapas dishes include fresh oysters, home-cured salmon, lamb meat ball marinara, Main Courses include halibut, fresh local Scarborough lobsters, fillet of beef, Afters include chocolate delice, Yorkshire Rhubarb Cheesecake. A full vegetarian menu is available.
(Please note these items are from the sample menu, visit the website for current menu)
Chef owner Rob Clark born in Scarborough worked in renouned Michelin Star Restaurants such as the Star Inn, Harome and the Box Tree, Ilkley Leeds to go on to develop his unique style of dishes served at Clarks restaurant.
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4.8
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4.4
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TR
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal we had was fantastic! The food was amazing, the chef and the team are brilliant!
Couldn't recommend this restaurant enough!

JS
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Recommended by St Helaina hotel where we were staying. Very quiet due to the increasing restrictions (Coronavirus!) We shared 2 tapas dishes to start - scrummy crab & lobster gratin, sprouting broccoli & chorizo. My fillet steak was the best ever, red deer beautiful & tender. Attentive staff but not ott! Would definitely recommend!! Hope they survive the virus crisis, they deserve to..... Thankyou for a lovely meal.

TO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable evening, very good food & very attentive waitress

SP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Clarke’s and we were not disappointed !
My son and I had the beef on cheek which was divine and my husband had the small plates , this too was tasty and filling !!! This was all washed down with a lovely bottle of organic red wine !! We will definitely return !
Sam, Martin and will , regular visitors to Scarborough !! We will recommend ! Thankyou

BM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Both the main courses were exceptional. The venison was outstanding and the lamb my wife ordered was beautifully prepared and served. The Bread and olives were very good and the seaweed butter was a novel idea. Service was excellent but the restaurant was sadly, very quiet.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t have picked a better place to go in Scarborough for our valentines date night. On such a cold winters night the warm friendly atmosphere and amazing food made it well worth venturing out.

DS
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

second visit and just as good as the first, particulary liked the vegetarian chowder

KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great food, great atmosphere. The team never fail to impress with their level of detail and quality. No wonder they win the best restaurant in North Yorkshire. Well done and will return soon,

OT
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chestnut risotto was sublime and the oysters were the freshest I’ve ever eaten.

DS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic tapas, great vegetarian choices and great waiter

PR
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and service were terrific, the only downside for me was the furniture which was not to my taste at all. Pricewise it was reasonable and the service was good although for me the waiter was a little too attentive. It certai nly won't stop me going again.

DC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, great food, great service. Would definitely return. Nothing to dislike at all. Vegetarian dishes sounded very appealing too though I am not vegetarian.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great service, lovely evening. A perfect start to Christmas.

JB
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had another delicious meal at Clark's. Great menu choices and dishes made with fresh locally sourced ingredients. Excellent customer service and great ambiance.

OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this place. Fabulous service. Gorgeous food

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and great staff. I’ll definitely return next time next m in Scarborough.

NH
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

There’s only one way to describe this restaurant- it’s as good as it gets.

LB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the very best of the best, tastefully served in a stylish restaurant, love going at lunch time, feels very decadent and I feel very spoilt

DB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic small restaurant.
Friendly service. Excellent presentation. Great tasting food. Attention to detail.
But also Relaxing and refreshing experience.
A must go to for food lovers.

NB
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wanted to enjoy an evening meal but at short notice there were no tables available so booked at 1.00pm. The restaurant was half full and I could see from the dishes on the table we were in for a treat. We decided on the tapas menu choosing four from the six dishes available. The service and the food was excellent. I only gave 4/5 for ambience as by the end of our meal we were the only ones left! I have got to say the crumble for desert was absolutely outstanding. We had a fabulous time

JY
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Tapas starters are good, try sharing them. Excellently cooked lobster.

D
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal had the steak and lobester surf and turf and for only £33 was well worth the money and more

n
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service! Book to make sure you get a table

CK
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Overall experience good. Staff very friendly and helpful, food presented well. But lobster was very poor, obviously frozen which meant it had no texture and was mushy. Other meals were ok.

Clark's Restaurant, Scarborough, UK
Responded on 3 October 2019

Hi ChristineK, Our lobsters arrive at the restaurant from Scarborough harbour fresh, we boil them for 5-6 minutes and then are prepared for ease of enjoyment. The lobsters you ordered on Friday were fresh, you may have experienced tough chewy lobsters in the past due to overcooking, I can ensure you that this is the best way to enjoy freshly caught and served Scarborough lobsters.

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OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This was our second time at Clark’s absolutely beautiful

GG
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Our first visit to Clarks Restaurant and certainly not our last. Over the past 20 years or so we have usually visited Scarborough two or three times a year and this has been our best culinary experience of the town by a country mile. We enjoyed truly delicious food served by friendly, attentive, but not obtrusive, staff. We shared four tapas dishes and had a dessert each and were comfortably full of the most delicious food by the end. Very good value too. Thank you!

T
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional sevice from the young male waiter. Lovely meal and no pressure as to time taken to eat meal. The chef prepared meals to perfection and very pleasant staff.

E
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The service and food were good. There was a varied and interesting menu. I found the seating very basic and uncomfortable but the waitress was very patient and helpful finding me an alternative chair . Not sure of the merits of school type chairs.

JC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding meal again - very friendly helpful staff. Excellent quality food cooked to perfection.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good food and friendly staff. Definitely visit again

CC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful meal here the other night - food was delicious, service friendly and we loved how unpretentious and relaxed it felt. We will definitely be back.

D
London
131 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and a great menu, if slightly lacking for gluten intolerance, at least in the tapas/starters. Mains were simply fantastic, and excellent value. Attentive but not overbearing waitress deserved her healthy gratuity. Not our first visit and won’t be our last.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience!

LG
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Gorgeous food which is beautifully presented. The fish cake was mouthwatering. Pity there wasnt more than one unless you reordered more which we did. Very personal service. Fab lunch.

TC
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service excellent , quick and easy booking .

BE
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, very reasonably priced. Fresh, high quality ingredients. Lovely staff

MM
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Outstanding food in a relaxed atmosphere with generous and welcoming service.

CP
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Friendly staff, food was good if a little over priced and wine list was poor. It wasn't very busy so I should think that there would be more atmosphere on a busy night

M
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We saw this restaurant on trip advisers , thought that we would go and try it .
Believe me we were not disappointed, the staff we friendly and attentive with out being over bearing .
The food was delicious I had the lobster , while my friend sampled the venison, lovely .
This is not somewhere to go if you want cheap and cheerful , it is a must for all foodies !

LB
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely, simple style, restaurant with a sophisticated feel. The menu is refreshingly different, and great attention is paid to presentation of the dishes. Good prices considering the quality of the food and wine.